I have been employed at the same distributor for about 4 years now and just got word last week we have been bought out. Right after the first of the year our owner announced he was retiring and then almost immediately the due diligence began. We have now went from a small company comprised of 8 branches (mostly in Oklahoma) to being a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq. Everyone in corporate is sweating their jobs and i'm now sweating mine because our new owners already have a Houston store and the only information anyone is getting is by reading press releases off of our new owner's website (how we even found out it was a done deal). Damn, I hate buy outs. Sorry, just needed to vent and would love to hear some stories about anyone elses experiences to make me feel better. I have scoping out underpasses under US-59 and so far have not found anything to my liking. If anyone needs a good accountant in the Houston area drop me a line. Looks like i'm in the market for new employment now.